The government further clarified that a DTH set top box, which
receives signals in KU band, cannot be used for viewing pornographic
channels available on C band unless the DTH service provider transmits
these channels in its bouquet or alternatively the subscriber accesses
the relevant smart card and installs a huge C band dish antenna
to receive such channels.
Giving a clean chit to Dish TV, Reddy said that the premises of
ASC Enterprises, the sole DTH licensee, were inspected by a team
deputed by the I&B ministry. It was observed that none of the
pornographic channels were part of Dish TVís bouquet of channels.
The DTH license conditions make it obligatory on the licensee to
adhere to the programme and advertisement code and ensure that its
facilities are not used for transmitting any objectionable or obscene
content, messages or communication inconsistent with the laws of
In reply to another query from parliamentarians, Reddy said that
a 20 KW medium wave radio station at Sambalpur has been upgraded
to 100 kW to provide adequate coverage in neighbouring districts
of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sonapur, Bolangir and Bauda.